Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

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Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
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email: econ@neu.edu

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Department of Economics News

Why these young people quit jobs without anything else lined up

According to Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino, the rules don’t apply for the millennial workforce. Philly Inquirer ..
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Massachusetts GDP outpaced by national growth; shrinking workforce blamed

According to Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews, “retiring baby boomers will continue to dampen labor force growth unless the Commonwealth is able to attract young workers from across the country and the world.” MassLive May 3, 2018…
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So the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal?

News@Northeastern May 12, 2018
Professor Kamran Dadkhah is one of three NU faculty members offering analysis…
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Fewer High-School Grads Enrolled in College Last Year

“Alicia Sasser Modestino, an associate professor of public policy, urban affairs and economics at Northeastern University, attributed the drop to stronger labor markets, as people are more likely to take jobs than enroll in college if that’s an option.” Wall Street Journal..
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Spotlights

Patrick Legros

Patrick Legros, Distinguished Professor of Economics, has been invited to participate in the Think7 forum, a summit of academic institutions and think tanks from the G7 countries in Quebec City from May 21 to 23.

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Hot off the presses

Professor John Kwoka and PhD Candidate Shawn Kilpatrick's paper on the nonprice effect of mergers has been published in the June 2018 issue of The Antitrust Bulletin.

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Gender Equity

On May 4, 2018 Madhavi Venkatesan gave the plenary talk on gender equity at the 4th annual World Conference on Women’s Studies 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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